VIDEO Talking Supercross – Switching Places With Your Mechanic?

One question, 7 top racers’ answers

We know it's a silly question that has no basis in reality, but we asked supercross racers what would be their biggest challenge if they swapped places with their mechanic for a night. Basically, we wanted to see how mechanically inclined the riders are, or at least claim to be. Would they say they could do much more than just putting gas in the bike?

We talked to Team Honda HRC's Ken Roczen, Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing's Weston Peick, Red Bull KTM's Marvin Musquin, CR22 Racing's Chad Reed, Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing's Justin Barcia and Cooper Webb, and Monster Energy Kawasaki's Josh Grant. Some of the guys were completely freaked out about working on their bike while others were completely freaked out to let their mechanic ride their machine. It would be an interesting night of racing if this were to happen, but we think it's better for everyone involved if we just keep it hypothetical.